"I was only an RA/TA, so I can't say what it's like for female faculty. There were actually plenty of RAs and TAs in the mechanical engineering department when I was there, and in general the culture from the top down was positive and encouraging. Beware the undergraduates, of course; they can be real chauvinists."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
Are women & men treated equally?
Did you take Maternity leave?
Would you recommend University of Massachusetts Lowell to other women?